YPC Weekly Newsletter

2011


COURT RELEASE “HRAPARAK” ACCOUNTS, RULING TO PUT AN ARREST ON ITS PROPERTY

On November 7 “Hraparak” daily received a notification that the court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan had ruled to put an arrest on the funds of the daily founder, “Hraparak Oratert” LLC, to secure the suit of the advocate Artur Grigorian. The reason for the suit became the readers’ comments to “Hraparak” article, “Citizens, Are They Victims of Disloyal Advocates?”, published on August 10, 2011 and stored on www.hraparak.am. As Armineh Ohanian, Chief Editor of “Hraparak”, informed YPC, in the readers’ comments Artur Grigorian had counted six wordings that discredited his honor and dignity, and evaluated the moral damage for each of them by 3 million AMD. Thus, the overall amount of financial claims to the newspaper makes 18 mln AMD (about $ 47,000). According to Armineh Ohanian, on October 20 the court submitted the suit into consideration, at the same time, postponing the payment of the state duty, accounted in proportion to the plaintiff’s financial claims. The Head of the daily also noted that on November 7 “Hraparak” founder had petitioned the court for canceling the decision on freezing the newspaper’s accounts. On November 8 the court secured the petition, meanwhile it put an arrest on the property of “Hraparak”.